• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor to Begin With, Then Failure

    From the start, the directional ring functioned inconsistently. After 15 months of intermittent use, both the direction and menu buttons have failed completely. It seems the warranty may be the most highly refined design aspect of this device.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lost & expensive to replace

    My remote is currently lost in my house somewhere, I’m sure I’ll find it someday.... in the meantime I was hoping to purchase a replacement but in my opinion the price is too steep. The remote is small & slender and can easily be lost in the couch, the buttons are difficult to use.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lousy Remote

    I have a 2nd and a 3rd generation AppleTV and I hate both of the remotes. This remote gets lost all the time. I’ve lost two of them in the house and can’t find one of them. I just had to order another one, because I threw back the covers on my bed and it flew somewhere. Now, can’t find it. They should make it so that you can locate it with an app or something. Geez!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Forced to buy another of these bad remotes

    Apple being Apple, I guess we are supposed to move on to the 4th gen 4K Apple TV and next remote design. Not unhappy with current TV so not buying 4K TV just now--stuck ordering another remote. Up button does not work so we can't scroll up to put in the code to control the TV from our iPhones. From Gen 1 to now every Apple remote has failed--3 in all for us. Same length of time, NONE of our other electronics remotes have failed and work FINE. Low (for Apple) price and margin and never a lot of new news--maybe Apple means to do something "so much greater" but keeps not doing it?...so Apple TV limps along. The designer cares about how COOL the remote LOOKS, but these teeny buttons are not durable and skinny form factor is unforgiving for button rebound from being repeatedly pressed. The remote needs to be bigger and roomier inside so the buttons can do their job. We do not appreciate a remote for how it looks, only what it does and how well it does it. NOT VERY WELL, for this one.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the remote

    I do think it would be nice if Apple included an extra remote for backup; like others, i have had to go hunting for mine a number of times (and haven't been able to get the app to work).

    I like the sleek design and simplicity.
    What i don't llke: the left arrow is really a rewind; the 'MENU' is more of a back button.
    I would like a real MENU, for, say, turning subtitles off and on. i can never remember how to do it.
    Other than that, perfection.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New Apple TV remote 2017

    Not at all practical. It's an absolute frustrating pile of trash to use. Hopefully they get it right the next time, if not, they clearly haven't listened to their customers.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    It would seem Apple is very embarrassed by the reviews of the Apple TV "Touch" remote.

    Every time I hit "PREVIEW" it responds with, "Some words in your review cannot be published. Please revise your review."

    I have tried 7 times to post my review with no luck. This remote design is sooo bad maybe AppleCupertino also needs a ‘kink room’. So they can beat the guy who designed this useless "touch" remote

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible design

    I can’t believe Apple would release such a peace of j*nk

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Evil Does Exist!!!!

    The "touch" Apple remote is actually the spawn of evil!!!! I have never seen such a disfunctional piece of garbage in all of my life. I am more than certain that Steve Jobs is rolling over in his grave over this colossal embarrassment to his company!!!! I am sure that if Steve were with us now, a lot of people would be fired over the design and lack of functionality of this product. Using this remote makes me so angry that I swear like trucker every single time I use it!!!! For the love of God and humanity....PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE fix this thing before total anarchy breaks out!!!!!! I gave it one star only because I feel sorry for Steve that he could not be here to ensure that the public receives quality Apple products.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bill Gates must have designed this worthless piece of trash.

    Pathetic how such a piece of junk could make it to the sales floor. A bunch of suits that think they are innovative pushed it through I’m sure.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst remote in the history of remotes

    Things I hate about the Apple remote:

    1) you can turn your tv off with it but you can’t turn on the tv. Therefore I always have two remotes.
    2) my tv faces my bed and the remote is sooo small and sensitive it falls into the crevices of either me my dogs or boyfriend. Because it’s so sensitive inevitably someone starts to rewind or fast forward. But we can’t find the tiny thing but it’s slide under someone. We always scramble to find it but it takes a good 10 minutes to search for.
    3) you breath on it and it hits a key


    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Remote

    I just purchased this remote and it works very well! Nice slim design, and performance is wonderful!!!

    4 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New Remote is an Embarrassment

    I am a long time Apple TV user, I have one for each TV in our house and have since the first gen, but I finally hit my breaking point with the new Apple TV remote this morning. The track pad is ridiculously sensitive and is constantly pausing shows, changing channels, or failing to pull up the content desired when using Siri. This is a perfect example of form over function. While I remain an ardent user of Macs and iPhones, I'll get my TV elsewhere and would highly encourage anyone reading this that hasn't already bought one to stay away - particularly when you consider the premium you pay for this vs the competition. Pathetic.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Impressed

    Doesn't pair with any Retina computer. Wish that had been in the description. Oops.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Any remote that will start/stop the program, pause it, fast forward or rewind it or send you back to the main menu just by picking it up is a horrible, horrible remote control. I understand what they were thinking, "hey, we are apple, everything we make has touch input, let's give this tiny remote touch input!" The problem is the remote is too small, too slick and it is impossible from a glance a few feet away to determined which emd offers touch input and which end is not.

    Hurry up and design a replacement apple, you owe it to your consumers to replace this POS immediately.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish I did not have to give it one star.

    I agree with the criticism of the slick design that makes this technology a rip-off. You see this too often: The design is clever by half, but no one (apparently) tested it out on real people. The surface of the track pad needs to be slowed down. A bumpy surface or a slightly abrasive surface would have made it useful. Instead, it is junk. To use it is to hate it.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I've been through 4 of these... any warrant I am not aware of?

    Cool design? Yes. Funcitonal? Yes. But after having to purchase 4+ of these units because of aone failure or another... My patience with Apple is wearing thin in so many ways. Feeling taken advantage of. And with other quirks from Apple TV (over $8,000 of movies over years.) I am starting to transition to Amazon and other similar providers. The new Apple TV versions are so bad... I returned them. All I want is a functional remote... is this possible? Why is this so difficult?

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "Remote" is a good description

    Come one, Apple. This is what you have after 100 years or so of bashing Microsoft? Cavemen had sticks that were more user-friendly than this 'beautiful, award winning design' or whatever?

    I can find a stick. I can't find the 2,000 or so of these things I purchased that must be in the couch somewhere? Seriously, I NEVER lose any other remotes: Blue Ray, DTV, Trump controlers (I only have Orange), Universal, Robot secretary, ... This thing is smaller than a cell from an itty-bitty piece of bacteria.

    Let's have two categories for you Apple artysy fartsy folks:

    1. you can win some Junior Varsity design award than might look good on a resume but serves no other purpose, and
    2. is something users can enjoy and, at the very least, not fight with.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Handy

    The Apple Remote is really handy for all sorts of things. I use it with my Mac mini for presentations and iTunes which is really useful if you're feeling a bit lazy and you don't want to go up to the computer to change the song! It's also great for wirelessly controlling other media aspects with your Mac along with operating Keynote presentations and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. Really great little device - well worth the money.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best remote in terms of ergonomics and design

    First class, start of the art design, overclassing the mobile applications. No need to look at the remote to perform action (especially useful for presentation and media player interaction). Works on all Mac with buil-in infrared receiver. For the current Macs, a USB receiver is needed such as SmartGus.

    6 of 11 people found this useful